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June 6, 2017 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On June 6, 2017 Gallup released the poll results titled “Confidence In Economy in May Lowest Since November 2016.”

Notable excerpts include:

Though still historically high, Americans’ confidence in the economy fell to a six-month low in May, largely dragged down by Democrats’ worsening economic attitudes. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged a score of +3 in May, down slightly from April (+5) but eight points below January’s record monthly high (+11).

Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they believe the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all were to say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

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Even as some Americans become more pessimistic about the economy overall, attitudes about the economy’s current conditions have been relatively stable. Last month, 32% of Americans assessed the economy as “excellent” or “good,” while 22% said the economy was “poor.” Overall, the current conditions component averaged +10 in May, similar to +11 in April and three points shy of the nine-year high (+13) the measure hit in February and March.

Meanwhile, perceptions about the economy’s outlook have more clearly deteriorated. In May, slightly more Americans (49%) said the economy was “getting worse” than said it was “getting better” (45%). The economic outlook component stood at -4 for the month, representing a slight dip from April when the component averaged -1, and it is down notably from its record high in January of +11.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index Components

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index - Monthly Averages

 

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May 2, 2017 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On May 2, 2017 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Falls in April, but Still Positive.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans’ economic confidence weakened slightly in April, but they remain positive about the current state of the U.S. economy. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged +5 in April, down four points from March’s average. Despite the dip, confidence has been in positive territory for six consecutive months — the longest such streak in the past nine years.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all were to say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

In April, 32% of Americans rated economic conditions in the country as “excellent” or “good,” while 21% rated conditions as “poor.” This left the current conditions component of the index at +11 for the month, down slightly from March’s +13.

Meanwhile, 46% of Americans said the economy was “getting better” in April, while 47% said it was “getting worse.” Because of this, the economic outlook component fell to -1 from +4 in March.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Components

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

U.S. Economic Confidence Index - Monthly Averages

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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April 4, 2017 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On April 4, 2017 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Unchanged in March.”

Notable excerpts include:

Still, Americans’ economic confidence has remained positive overall for 20 straight weeks — since the week after the presidential election in November — making it the longest positive streak since Gallup began tracking the measure.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

In March, one-third of U.S. adults (33%) described economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” while 20% rated them as “poor.” This resulted in a current conditions score of +13 for the month — the same as in February.

Meanwhile, 49% of U.S. adults said economic conditions were “getting better,” while 45% said they were “getting worse,” resulting in an economic outlook score of +4 — similar to February’s +3 for this component.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence components

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index

 

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February 7, 2017 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On February 7, 2017 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Hit New High in January.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans’ confidence in the U.S. economy remained strong in January. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged +11, the highest monthly average in Gallup’s nine-year trend. However, the index has been slightly lower so far in February.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

In January, 31% of Americans rated the economy as “excellent” or “good,” while 21% said it was “poor,” resulting in a current conditions score of +10 — marking the highest monthly reading for this component since 2008.

The economic outlook component also reached a new high score of +11 in January. This score was the result of 52% of Americans saying economic conditions in the country were “getting better,” while 41% said they were “getting worse.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index Components - Monthly Averages

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index - Monthly Averages

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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January 3, 2017 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On January 3, 2017 Gallup released the poll results titled “Ahead of Election, Americans’ Confidence in Economy Steady.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans ended 2016 with higher confidence in the U.S. economy than they have expressed at any other point since 2008. Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaged +9 in December, up eight points from November.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

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In December, 30% of Americans rated the economy as “excellent” or “good,” while 22% said it was “poor,” resulting in a current conditions score of +8. This was up from November’s +5 current conditions score and marks the highest reading for this component since 2008.

Meanwhile, the outlook score was up more sharply, rising to +10 in December from -4 the prior month. The December score, the highest in Gallup tracking since 2008, reflected 52% of Americans saying economic conditions in the country were “getting better,” while 42% said they were “getting worse.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index Components

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index Monthly Averages

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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November 1, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On November 1, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “Ahead of Election, Americans’ Confidence in Economy Steady.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans’ confidence in the U.S. economy has been stable for three months since the Democratic National Convention held in late July helped boost assessments of the economy. The index averaged -11 in October, similar to the -11 and -10 recorded in August and September, respectively.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

In October, about as many Americans said the economy is “excellent” or “good” (27%) as said the economy is “poor” (29%), resulting in a current conditions score of -2. Americans’ assessments of the current state of the economy are about as positive as they have been in the past eight years; the best score for this index component is +1, recorded in January 2015.

Americans remain much more negative about the direction the economy is headed. Thirty-eight percent believe the economy is “getting better” and 58% say it is “getting worse,” resulting in an economic outlook score of -20. This index component has fallen sharply since reaching its post-recession high of +5 in January 2015, though it has held steady over the past several months.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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October 4, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On October 4, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Changed Little in September.”

Notable excerpts include:

The modest improvement in Americans’ economic confidence first evident after the Democratic National Convention continued for a second consecutive month. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -10 for the month of September, in line with August’s average of -11 and five points higher than the index’s 12-month low in July.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all Americans say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

In September, an equal percentage of Americans (28%) rated current economic conditions as “excellent” or “good” and “poor.” Overall, the monthly average of the current conditions component stood at 0. While this score is essentially unchanged from the August value (-2), it is only one point below its January 2015 post-recession high of +1.

The economic outlook component stayed put in September, averaging -19. The September outlook score reflected 38% of Americans saying the economy was “getting better,” and 57% saying it was “getting worse.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup Economic Confidence Components

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Monthly Averages

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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September 6, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On September 6, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Up in August as DNC Rally Persists.”

Notable excerpts include:

The Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index rose to a five-month high of -11 in August, up from -15 in July. This month’s four-point gain notwithstanding, the index remains well below its post-recession high of +3 in January 2015 and is one point below this March’s -10, the monthly high for 2016.

also:

Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all Americans say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

In August, 27% of U.S. adults described the current conditions of the economy as “excellent,” or “good,” while 29% said conditions were “poor,” yielding a current conditions index score of -2. This is up slightly from a current conditions score of -5 in July.

The economic outlook index rose in August to -19 from July’s -24. The August outlook score reflects the 38% of Americans who said the economy was “getting better” and the 57% who said it was “getting worse.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Components

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup Economic Confidence Monthly Averages

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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July 5, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On July 5, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Index Steady in June at -14.”

Notable excerpts include:

Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -14 in June, the same reading as in April and May. Confidence ticked slightly higher earlier in the month — with the index averaging -12 each of the first two weeks — but retreated near the end, with subsequent weekly readings of -15 and -17.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is the average of two components: how Americans rate current economic conditions and whether they feel the economy is improving or getting worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of +100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing well and improving, and a theoretical minimum of -100 if all Americans were to say the economy is doing poorly and getting worse.

In June, the current conditions score registered -6, the result of 25% of U.S. adults rating the current economy as “excellent” or “good” and 31% rating it as “poor.” June’s result is consistent with the -1 to -7 range for this component since April of last year. Meanwhile, the economic outlook score in June remained at -22, the same as in May and the lowest this component has been since November 2013. The outlook score is based on 37% of U.S. adults saying the economy is “getting better” and 59% saying it is “getting worse.”

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup Economic Confidence Index Components

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup Economic Confidence Index

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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May 3, 2016 Gallup Poll Results On Economic Confidence – Notable Excerpts

On May 3, 2016 Gallup released the poll results titled “U.S. Economic Confidence Down in April.”

Notable excerpts include:

Americans’ confidence in the economy retreated in April, with Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index averaging -14 for the month, down from -10 in March. The April average ties with September 2015 as numerically the worst since confidence started climbing toward positive territory in late 2014 and early 2015 after gas prices began to decline.

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Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index is based on Americans’ ratings of current conditions and their outlook on whether the economy is getting better or worse. Since March 2015, Americans have been more upbeat about the current state of the economy than about the direction in which it is headed. In late 2014 and early 2015, as gas prices dropped, the two ratings were generally similar.

In April, 24% of Americans rated current economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” while 30% said they were “poor,” resulting in a current conditions score of -6. At the same time, 37% said the economy was “getting better” and 58% said it was “getting worse,” for an economic outlook score of -21. The gap between the two ratings ties as the largest in the past year.

Here is an accompanying chart of the two components of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index, discussed above:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Components - Monthly Averages

Here is an accompanying chart of the Gallup Economic Confidence Index:

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence - Monthly Averages

 

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

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